Join us February 18 -21 for the Annual Lilly Conference – Newport Beach!

The 2016 plenary presenters are being confirmed. Please check back later for more information.

Conference Overview

Participants come from across the United States, representing nearly every discipline found in higher education. Participants represent faculty and administrators at various stages in their academic careers, ranging from post-doctoral positions, adjunct faculty, new faculty, mid-career faculty, seasoned faculty, and even emeritus faculty. The overarching conference theme is “Evidence-Based Teaching and Learning,” offering tracks and sub themes including:

  • Academic Success
  • Student Learning
  • Creating Communities of Learners
  • Course/Curriculum Design/Redesign
  • Engaging and Motivating Students
  • Innovative Pedagogical Approaches
  • Multiculturalism/Diversity/Inclusion
  • Online Learning and Teaching
  • Promoting Social Responsibility and Sustainability
  • Service/Experiential Learning
  • STEM
  • Teaching Well with Classroom Technologies
  • Teaching Unplugged – no powerpoint used in this track!

Presentation sessions are selected through a blind peer-review process

We offer a variety of sessions so that you can match your learning preference to the presentations formats: 75-minute workshops, 50-minute sessions, 20-minute discussions, traditional plenary addresses, round-table discussions, and poster sessions. Conference presentations are selected through a blind peer-review process.

About Newport Beach

The Lilly experience in Newport Beach, CA offers not only exceptional conference sessions focused on evidence-based teaching and learning, but a picturesque venue to support your professional self-reflection. With beautiful vistas, moderate temperatures, easy access to Newport Bay Ecological Reserve and scenic Balboa Island, you can enjoy an opportunity to learn and to re-energize your teaching spirit within a community of scholars that share your commitment to advancing student learning.

Throughout these conferences, participants are given the opportunity to exchange ideas, build a repertoire of take-home skills, and to network with colleagues.